Zappos Has Otherworldy Customer Service

Zappos Has Otherworldy Customer Service

My wife had ordered a pair of sandals from Zappos. When they arrived, she found that they didn’t fit. She tried to order the right size, but Zappos was sold out of her size. So here’s what the company offered: she could return the sandals (for free), Zappos would refund the purchase price and they’d send her a $25 coupon toward her next purchase.

Shopping Online: More Revenue From Clothes And Shoes Than Computers

Shopping Online: More Revenue From Clothes And Shoes Than Computers

In 2006, revenue from skirts, suits and shoes reached $18.3 billion, surpassing that from PCs, printers and word-processing programs, which totaled $17.2 billion, according to a report to be released today by a major trade group.

Endless: Amazon Launches A New Brand

Endless: Amazon Launches A New Brand

Amazon has launched a new site, Endless.com, specializing in shoes and handbags. The site has 250 brands and 15,000 styles and makes the unusual, but tempting, offer of “Free Overnight Shipping.” Really? Really.

Leave Jordan And The Wu-Tang Alone, Corporate America

Leave Jordan And The Wu-Tang Alone, Corporate America

“Streets are talking and apparently they want to you to stop being like Mike and drinking your Ghostface flavored Wu-Juice,” says Don’t Believe the Hypebeast.

Crocs Buys Jibbitz

Crocs Buys Jibbitz

Customize Your Crocs With A Crock

Customize Your Crocs With A Crock

How can we make Crocs more fugly? Enter Jibbitz, colored plastic gemstones you stuff in your Croc holes.

The Hellraiser Sneaker

The Hellraiser Sneaker

Just do it.

Video of iPod Nike Shoe in Action

Here’s an ad explaining how the crazy hooking up an iPod nano to your Nike running shoe works. Pretty f’n cool. It seems like your nano will speak to you and tell you how far you’ve run, how far you have to go, how long you ran, etc. You can then redock your nano and track all your progress on the computer.

Transvestite Consumerist Skewers Shoe Culture

If you’re at work, watch out for F-Bombs, but finally an introspective video montage of women’s shoe culture, exposed by the insight and authority that only a transvestite can bring to the subject.

Product Review: Adidas A3 Epic Men’s Runner

Product Review: Adidas A3 Epic Men’s Runner

Practice what you preach. So we bought a pair of Adidas M3 running shoes at our own Morning Deals suggestion, only $44.90 at Amazon (sold out). We found comparible versions $55 and up at Shopzilla.

The News: Arrogant, Unethical, and Fabulous Edition

The News: Arrogant, Unethical, and Fabulous Edition

• Nah nah nah, kids are circumventing anti-Myspace filters by setting up their own proxy servers from home and accessing them at school.

The Adicolors of the Rainbow

The first two minutes are a touch slow but then the panda and the fish start playing russian roulette.

Don’t Want No Uggs

Showcasing a penchant for dorky punnery and thereby winning our hearts, Kelley writes:

BUY: Cheap Man Shoes

BUY: Cheap Man Shoes

Get some new kicks this Spring. You don’t want to be stuffing your foot up The Man’s ass with those boring old Keds, do you?

Converse Lets You Design Your Chuck Taylors, Just Like Big-Time Rap Stars!

Converse Lets You Design Your Chuck Taylors, Just Like Big-Time Rap Stars!

If you’re possessed by an attraction towards nostalgic ankle-breakers, you may enjoy designing your own “Chuck Talyor” aka “Chucks” aka “Converse All-Star” shoes here.

Morning Deals Round Up

• Get the Rogue Hawaiian Soprano Ukulele for just $26 shipped at Musicians’ Friend. Ukulele is the new Strat knock-off, hipsters. [via Dealnews]

Morning Deals Round Up: Kind of Skimpy Edition

• Buy.com has a clearance sale running through the 14th. We didn’t find any particularly fantastic deals, however, so shop carefully.

World’s Most Expensive Shoes for Women

World’s Most Expensive Shoes for Women

Ladies love them shoes, says fashion watchdog Forbes.com.

Cohen estimates that shoes costing $1,000 and up account for less than 1% of total women’s fashion footwear sales (fashion footwear is defined as anything other than athletic), but he acknowledges a growing group of women willing to pay more for their shoes now than they ever have been before. “It changed as early as a year-and-a-half ago but picked up steam in the past six months. Women consider footwear their signature item now.”

Oddly enough, we consider women’s feet our signature item, although we’ve been advised to stop wearing them to Sunday School.